Year 1 Home Learning – Week Commencing May 4th 2020

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Year 1 Home learning                                              Week 4th May 



Four times a week 

This week’s focus is on expression. Once you have read a sentence read it again with more expression. Ask your adult to show you what to do. Is is a speech sentence? Can you speak like that character? Think about the mood of that character. How will that change your voice? What will you do if there’s an exclamation mark? 


More books can be found at: Oxford Owl e-books library 

Login and join for free 

On the library page click on…levels, book band and choose your child’s sticker colour. 


You can also read books from home. Remember to read a range of texts: fiction and non fiction books, poems, recipes, instructions, magazines etc. 




Phonics Play – play games for your phonics stage – 

BBC Bitesize English – 

ICT Games. – Here is a lovely website with lots of activities related to phonics, English and other useful topic activities. 

Twinkl– Type in your phonic phase or particular sound into the search bar at the top 


Youtube– these videos are great! 


Mr Thorne 

Geraldine the Giraffe 

Epic Phonics 

Mr MC 



Use a sound mat to help you find the sounds you need. 



Read or listen to the story ‘What the ladybird heard’ 

 Use the plan in the book to make your own map. Use prepositional language as you draw or build the map (lego, boxes etc)Talk about what is next to, in front, behind, in between and around each of the buildings as you draw or make it. 


In full sentences write out a new plan for how to steal the prize cow. Where will you start? In the corn field? In the sheep field? 

What route will you take?Why?  

Use prepositions and directions to explain your route. For example: making turns, next to, over, underbeside, in front, behind leftright, around, forwards etc. 


Can someone in your family successfully follow your route? 


Watch the ‘How to use question marks’ clip from bbc home learning. 


Complete activity 1 

Write a question for each of the four children asking them something about the tree. 



Watch the ‘How to use question marks’ clip from bbc home learning to remind you. Then watch the ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ clip. 


Complete activity 2 

Pretend you have been on an adventure to the top of The Magic Faraway Tree. Write a postcard to somebody explaining what it was like. You can decide who you want to send the postcard to – it could be somebody real or somebody imaginary. 

Explain what it was like to be at the top of The Magic Faraway Tree. What happened? What did you do, see, hear? Who did you see? How did you feel? 


Write in full sentence with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Try to include some questions for the reader to think about. 

Can you use an and or a because? 

Can you use adjectives to describe? 

Maths  above, on top, behind, underneath, next to, beside, in the middle of, all around, higher up, lower down 

Check you understand the words above and then complete the challenge with your teddy or any toy. 


Counting in tens and ones 

Go to the link below and follow the activities to recall when we learned to count in tens and ones. 


Topic  Which parts of plants do we eat? 


Gather a selection of food from your kitchen or draw pictures of fruits, vegetables and grainsSort them into the groups; roots, stem, leaves, fruit, flowers and seeds. Label each group. 

There is an attached sheet with some vegetable and grain ideas on. I’m sure you know lots of fruits. 


From your sorting, what is the difference between fruits and vegetables? Think about the parts of the plant to help you. 



Structures challenge 


Using materials in your house, design and build bridge to span across a 30cm gap? Once built it must support 5o grams in the middle without collapsing. You might weigh some coins, toys or food products to find the weight of 50 grams. 

Before you start, think about what materials you will use. Could rolling, twisting or joining materials together make your bridge stronger?  

What shapes will you use? For example, triangles are particularly strong. 



Thinking points…  

Why are some shapes stronger than others?

How important are the materials used in building bridges?


Visit the new bbc iplayer bitesize daily lessons. 

Go to the Start singing daily lesson 


Sing along with Play It! 

Choose a song from the Play It game and sing along. 

Explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs. 














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